• Water: Enough to fill a large pot about halfway
  • Old Bay seasoning: 1/2 cup adjust according to taste
  • Garlic: 4 cloves smashed
  • Lemon: 2 halved
  • Bay leaves: 2
  • Small red potatoes: 1.5 lbs halved if large
  • Smoked sausage: 1 lb sliced into 1-inch pieces (andouille or your favorite kind)
  • Corn on the cob: 4 husked and broken into halves
  • Large shrimp: 2 lbs shell-on and deveined
  • Butter: 1/2 cup melted (for serving)
  • Fresh parsley: Chopped for garnish
  • Additional lemon wedges: for serving
  • Cocktail sauce: for serving


Prepare the Cooking Liquid:

  • Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all the ingredients. Add the Old Bay seasoning, smashed garlic, halved lemons, and bay leaves. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.

Cook the Potatoes:

  • Add the red potatoes to the boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they start to become tender.

Add Sausage and Corn:

  • Add the sliced sausage to the pot and cook for another 5 minutes. Then, add the corn on the cob pieces and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Add the Shrimp:

  • Lastly, add the shrimp to the pot. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, or just until the shrimp turn pink and opaque. Be careful not to overcook.

Drain and Serve:

  • Carefully drain the water from the pot and discard the lemon halves and bay leaves. You can serve the shrimp boil directly on a large table covered with newspaper or a tablecloth for a rustic feel, or transfer everything to a large serving platter.

Garnish and Accompaniments:

  • Drizzle the melted butter over the shrimp boil and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with additional lemon wedges and cocktail sauce on the side.

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